A 19 year-old boy, Jude Nicodemus has been reportedly killed by bandits who invaded Gana Ropp village, Plateau State, on Wednesday.

Two others were severely injured by the bandits in the same village, Barkin Ladi council Area of Plateau State.

The incident, according to Rwang Tengwong, the National Publicity Secretary of the Berom Youth Movement (BYM) happened on Wednesday night, at about 8:00 pm.

In a statement, the publicity secretary noted that: “This is one of the recent renewed attacks and killings without any form of provocation in Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Bokkos and Mangu by the marauders, who have vowed to make the forthcoming Christmas and New year come with mixed feelings in the State.”

He disclosed that the invading groups had vowed to resume hostilities in villages and communities during the Christmas celebrations.

He called on all security outfits, particularly the Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, “under the able and patriotic command of Maj. Gen. A. E Abdulsalam, who doubles as the GOC 3rd Armoured Division, to redouble efforts in combating the resurgence of acts of terrorism, and flush out the terrorists’ elements that are said to have been stationed in the hills of Were, in Ropp, Barkin Ladi LGA and some parts of Plateau.”

Meanwhile, the BYM has commended the rapid response of Sector 4 Commander, Col. US Abdulsallam, for his swift action that forestalled further casualties in the general area.

“The BYM sympathizes with families that lost their beloved ones in the recent unprovocative attacks and appeals to members of the public to be more vigilant before, during and after the festive season,” he said.

Bandits kill teenager, injure others in Plateau attack

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